Go ahead and give it a scan - you know you want to!
Cool huh? It really works! This is a QR Code quilt that will take you right here to my blog if you scan it with a phone that has a QR Code scanner.
First I had to generate a QR Code for my blog so I found an online generator and got a code. I printed this out and figured out a plan for the quilt.
I saw several of these on various blogs and thought that it looked like a fun project. Most of the ones that I saw were pure black and white quilts but I wanted to use my black and white prints and I wanted it to still scan so I chose the darkest of my black and white prints. I also pulled out all the scraps of white fabrics I had.
I pulled out my Accuquilt Go! cutter and my 2" square die (my fav!) and started cutting. Since a QR Code is a 25 x 25 grid I needed 600 2" squares so I was very happy I had the die for this! I cut up all my white scraps and my black and white prints in just a few minutes.
Next came the laying out process - this took a long time but it needed to be perfect or the code won't work! It wasn't hard to do it just took a while ;-)
Next, I sewed the squares all together and held my breathe while I scanned the top with my Blackberry - yey it worked!
At first I tried to put a red border around the quilt but the red interfered with the QR Code scanner on my Blackberry. Apparently the red will work on Iphones but I couldn't test this. So, I pulled the red border off and just put a little 2" white border around it.
I used a white batting for this quilt so that an off-white wouldn't show through. I quilted the quilt using a 50 weight thread top and bobbin. And, I was lucky enough to have just enough black binding already made that was left-over from a previous project - yey!
So, does the quilt scan for you?